Appeal for information following indecent exposure incidents in Southampton
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Officers investigating a number of indecent exposure incidents that have taken place in the Lordswood area of Southampton are appealing for information.
Between 5.10pm and 5.20pm on 12 July, it was reported that a man exposed himself to a woman in her 30’s in a wooded area between Goldcrest Gardens and Turnstone Gardens.
At 11am on 26 August, a man exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl outside the entrance to woodland on Sinclair Road.
Between 6.25pm and 6.40pm on 23 September, a man exposed himself to a woman in her 50’s in the cut way leading out of Turnstone Gardens, close to Longleat Gardens.
At around 12.55pm on 24 September, a man exposed himself to two women in their 20’s in Lordswood woods, close to Osprey Close.
No-one was assaulted during these incidents.
The man is described as white with bushy /scruffy shoulder length brown hair and a very thick bushy beard which could be fake, wearing large dark sunglasses.
Police Sergeant Chris Collins from the Southampton West Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We know that these incidents will cause concern in the local community however please be reassured that we are taking these reports seriously and have been carrying out enquiries.
“If you see a man matching the description acting suspiciously in this area or witness any further exposure incidents of this kind, please call us on 999 immediately so that we can deploy officers and carry out a thorough search of the area.
“Also, if you live in the area and have private CCTV including ring-doorbell that may have captured something, we would like to hear from you.
“Officers are carrying out increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns or information, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44220395148.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and leave information anonymously.